Is the Carboy Water in Our Houses Unhealthy?


After the photo of a dirty hose in a closed carboy became viral in the past days, the issue of whether the carboys are healthy came to the fore again. Opinions of an employee and different scientists from within the sector will enlighten you on this subject.

Which water is healthier; carboy, purification, pet bottle, faucet? Various experts have different opinions on the answer to this question. According to experts, all of them actually have risks, but with a few research and precautions, it is up to you to find the healthiest way.

We wish we could all put our mouths on the tap and drink water, as in the poem of Nazım Hikmet, but in today’s world this has become a dream. After reading the content, the carboy in your home is now It won’t look as innocent as it used to be.

Recently, a citizen who bought a bottle of water came across this scene.

carboy is unhealthy

As a result of a dirty hose in the carboy of the brand “Kalabak”, which was filled by Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality Water and Sewerage Administration (ESKİ), Lawyer Pınar Turhanoğlu Güçlüyener stated that this situation not the first time, He had previously stated that foreign substances had been found and that even 10-year-old carboys were used, while the usage date should have been 5 years at the most.

After this incident, it was discussed whether carboys are healthy or not, and a writer from the industry, Ekşi Sözlük, claimed that carboys are dangerous.


According to the article shared in Ekşi Sözlük; An empty carboy costs around 60 TL and water factories take them as deposit from their customers or charge this cost to regional dealers. Carboys do not belong to the factory, they belong to dealers or end users. That is, in the system all carboys are owned, It is not stock at the factory.

As such; The regional dealer collects the empty carboys from the customers and sends them to the factory, and when the empty ones are emptied at the factory, they cannot load the full ones immediately, because the packages belong to the dealer and they will wait for their own empty bottles to be filled and then load them and leave.

In the meantime, according to the speed of the season, which is the highest season in summer, used carboys are unloaded from the trucks, and these carboys are delivered to one worker. visual and nasal is put to a test.

carboy worker

If this worker approves these demijohns, they are shaken, refilled and capped. However, if this worker does not approve, the carboys are given to the washing line with caustic and hot water (as it prolongs the process). not preferred in high season washing process).

According to the claimant working in the sector; There may even be those who put diesel oil in carboys and carry them, those who put buttermilk/lemonade in the Mevlüt, and those who use it as a hookah bottle.

carboy hookah

In addition, these demijohns are carried with their mouths open between their legs on motorcycles, they are kept on the sidelines in tube cars, after being exposed to all kinds of filth shaken and filled. Moreover, these problems are not seen in suburban factories, but even in big factories that will be in the top 3 of Turkey.

Polycarbonate raw material used in carboys, when exposed to scratches chemicals that can cause carcinogenic effects migrate to water. While demijohns should be destroyed after a maximum of 5 rounds, it is possible to see the packages that have been returning for years in the system (You can check the production date engraved on the plastic under the carboy in your home).

Erciyes University Engineering Faculty Environmental Engineering Department Head Prof. Dr. İbrahim Peker says that pumps that pump water from carboys can harbor bacteria that cause infectious diseases such as hepatitis viruses, tuberculosis, diarrhea, typhoid fever, and dysentery.

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Stating that there are risks to health due to both unconscious use and non-responsible producers, Peker said, “The use of carboy water is basically There are 3 risks. These are bacterial pollution caused by carboy pumps, chemical pollution originating from carboy raw materials and pollution that may occur during production,” he says.